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Homework

There was an old Chinese saying: I’d rather cry at the back of a BMW than smile at the back of a bicycle. Do you agree with this saying?

Next Class Focus

try not to use Chinese. you already know many words, try to do what you can with those first.

Speaking

If he feels happy it is ok and he can try but at last he must chose one of them to get married.
If it is like this the society go back to 5,000 years ago.


If he feels happy it is ok and he give it a try/ give the relationship a go/ but at last he should chose one of them to get married.
If it is like this the society would/will go back to 5,000 years ago. / go back to the Stone Age

Writing

Do you agree with the saying that “all men will cheat”?why?

To be honest, I realized that there was no man who didn’t cheat 6 months ago. I have a good male tablemate at school who admitted that every man is the same without exception include himself. He told me not to be naïve.
Although I understand this is a fact, but it’s hard for me to accept. I always think that there should be faithful men in the world, but just not everyone has the luck to meet such people.
It’s a sad topic. I can’t tell that is the world changing too fast or I’m already out of touch. I’d love to know how girls nowadays think about men cheating on them. Is it feel normal, helpless or used to it? Do they have the same emotional internal impact as I do? Is there no yearning for true love in people’s hearts? Is this the definition of a man’s love?
This reminds me of many problems such as trust between people, fear of marriage, inner security, declining fertility rate and aging society. Maybe I’m too sensitive and stuffy. Society is changing, minds and ideas are changing, the only constant thing is change itself.
And I’m standing there. Find a way to accept.


To be honest, I realized that there was no man who didn’t cheat 6 months ago. I have a good male desk mate at school who admitted that every man is the same without exception including himself. He told me not to be naïve.
Although I understand this is a fact, it’s hard for me to accept. I always think that there should be faithful men in the world, but just not everyone has the luck to meet such people.
It’s a sad topic. I can’t tell if that is that/because the world changing too fast or I’m already out of touch. I’d love to know how girls nowadays think about men cheating on them. Is it normal/does it feel normal, do they feel helpless? or are they used to it? I can’t accept this, isn’t there anyone else who feels the same?

Is there no yearning for true love in people’s hearts? Is this the definition of a man’s love?
This reminds me of many problems such as trust between people, fear of marriage, insecurity, declining fertility rate and aging society. Maybe I’m too sensitive and stuffy. Society is changing, minds and ideas are changing, the only constant thing is change itself.
And I’m standing there. Trying to find a way to accept this / trying to find a way to make peace with this.

Vocabulary

open relationship : relationship in which more than one partner is ok
Tom had an open relationship but his lover left in the end.

Stone Age: 石器时代
My last hotel didn’t have the wifi I felt like I was in the Stone Age.

give something a go : try
I felt skydiving was interesting so I decided to give it a go.

idioms : things that can’t be translated
idioms are hard to translate.

to be willing to do something : to accept to do something
Tom is not healthy but he is willing to work hard everyday nonetheless.
I am not willing to work late at night if we don’t receive extra pay.

official 正式
My desk mate has 1 official gf and 3 unofficial ones.

abnormal 变态
Tom was born with 2 heads, people said it was abnormal.

traditional :
I have a traditional way of looking at relationships, I can’t accept having several boyfriends.

ambiguity 暧昧: when something is not clear
The relationship between Tom and Marry is ambiguous, are they friends, are they lovers no on really knows?

insecurity
A lot of young girls suffer from insecurity / a lot of young girls are insecure.

to feel insecure about something:
I feel insecure about my job recently.

某种程度 :to some degree / to some extent
Tom was unhappy to some degree about his job but he decided to stay in the company nonetheless. nevertheless

nonetheless/nevertheless 尽管
Tom was poor but he bought a new car for his lover nonetheless.

although
although Tom seemed perfect, he wasn’t married yet.
Although it was expensive I decided to buy it.

contradiction 矛盾
He said he was tired but he then went out to the KTV, it is contradiction.

to make peace with something : to accept something
Tom had to make peace with the fact that his lover had left him and took his lovely puppy with him.

can’t accept something : against one’s idea
I can’t accept to have my husband cheating, if he does that I will divorce directly.

resigned 听任
After hearing that he was sick, tom had to resign himself that he would die before Christmas.

couple: two people in a relationship
Tom and Marry were a nice couple but Marry fell in love with Jerry and they broke up.